Vascular Care

Harrington is pleased to offer vascular surgery care to our patients. If you’re in need of vascular care, we offer everything from consultations to testing and follow-up care.

About the Vascular Surgery Clinic and Wound Care Center (Charlton)

For more than 10 years, the Vascular Surgery Clinic and Wound Care Center has provided vascular surgery care in south central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. Located at 10 North Main Street, Charlton, patients have access to ultrasound testing at our on-site vascular lab, and same-day appointments for diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases. When needed, patients can be seen at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Focusing on the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all arterial and venous disorders, our vascular program is under the direction of Dr. Douglas Jones and Dr. Laura Boitano who are board-certified vascular surgeons, specialists, and members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Nurse Practitioner Lisa Arello rounds out the care team.

Vascular Conditions We Treat:
We treat diseases and conditions of the arteries and veins, including:

  • Acute limb ischemia (sudden lack of blood flow to the limbs)
  • Aneurysms – aortic, peripheral, thoracic and visceral
  • Carotid artery disease (blocked blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg or pelvis)
  • Diabetic foot ulcers and wound care
  • Mesenteric and renal disease (blocked blood vessels carrying blood to the intestines and kidneys)
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) (narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood to the legs causing pain)
  • Varicose veins, spider veins

Vascular Surgery Services:
We offer minimally invasive (endovascular) and open procedures for all conditions of the arteries and veins. Our team offers the below procedures, some of which are done at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester or at our Vein Center in Westborough:

  • Aneurysm endoleak repair (sometimes needed after stenting)
  • Aneurysm repair (open and minimally invasive stenting)
  • Carotid artery surgery (open and stent)
  • Deep vein procedures (venogram, stenting)
  • Hemodialysis access procedures (process used to clean the blood when kidneys can’t), including arteriovenous fistula creation (connects an artery with a vein) for dialysis, and procedures to keep the fistula working
  • Kidney artery and intestine artery stenting
  • Lower extremity/leg surgery (open bypass and stenting)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome assessment and management
  • Varicose vein and spider vein procedures (vein ablation, sclerotherapy)

On-site Vascular Lab Services:
Vascular lab services include all ultrasound tests needed for the conditions we treat:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings
  • Abdominal ultrasound of the kidney or intestine arteries
  • Assessment for thoracic outlet stenosis (when blood vessels or nerves between your collarbone and your first rib are compressed)
  • Carotid artery ultrasound
  • Dialysis access and vein mapping
  • Postsurgical follow-up ultrasounds
  • Testing for peripheral artery disease
  • Ultrasounds of the veins
  • Vein mapping

Aortic Aneurysm Screening Program
If you’re 65 to 75 years old, ask your doctor for a referral to the UMass Memorial Program for Aortic Screening and Surveillance (UPASS) for an aortic aneurysm screening. We’re the only program of its kind in Massachusetts utilizing artificial intelligence to reduce and eventually eliminate preventable deaths from abdominal aortic aneurysms.

If an aneurysm is found, we monitor it to ensure you stay safe! If your aneurysm grows and needs repair, you’ll have surgery in our state-of-the-art operating room at UMass Memorial Medical Center where we use the latest technology and procedures. We’re the only center in Central Massachusetts that can offer advanced minimally invasive repair for any type of aneurysm. After repair you’ll be followed for life in our Charlton clinic.

Limb Preservation Center
Our team of vascular surgeons, podiatrists, and wound care specialists treat patients at high risk for foot and leg amputation, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral artery disease. Currently, we offer the only Limb Preservation Center in Central Massachusetts, so you know you’re receiving the most up-to-date treatments available for any limb-threatening conditions. Patients undergoing amputation benefit from a partnership with the Amputee Coalition, a national non-profit organization focused on providing peer support to patients and families experiencing limb loss or limb difference.

Vein Center
Our team provides medical and cosmetic consultation for spider veins, varicose veins and more. If treatment is needed, our outpatient Vein Center is located in Westborough and provides a comfortable, atmosphere with easy access and free parking. The center is the first in Central Massachusetts accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

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